Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by ulmo, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. ulmo

    ulmo Guest

    Hello, I'm from Estonia, thirty years old and in my youth had several motorized bicycles.
    I started with Gauja, then had Riga 7 and a little later Riga 11. When I got old enough to legally drive over 50ccm bikes, I bought myself shiny new Voshod 3M (It's 175cm3 2 stroke Russian motcycle). I sold it some years later and this spring, after 8 years or so, i bought Suzuki V-Strom 650 K7.
    Now I'v been thinking about "returning to innocence" and put some little engine on my mountain bike. Doing research about current opportunities, I found this forum. Seems, that motorized bicycles are extremely popular in Northern America, but I found almost no information about European kit sellers.

    About my technical skills. I have had 3 years of 4 of college in automotive engineering, so I know quite much about internal combustion engines, materials and technologies, fuels and oils.
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  2. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    hello ulmo say hi to estonia for us & welcome to MBc
  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Welcome to MBc.

    I sure dig that Riga 7 !!
  4. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest

    You and Marko Martin! Welcome Ulmo!

    Thank you for providing pictures of some of your old rides... those were very interesting!

    Sorry to hear that you haven't found much info on present-day european motor kit sellers... keep digging and let us know what you might find. You might have to build an American-flavored version with Chinese power, then! LOL. See my post signature...

    I look forward, then, to hearing your input in our threads on these related topics.

    Again, Welcome to MB.c!

  5. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
  6. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome. It's amazing how diverse the members are on this forum.

    I love the internet.
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  8. ulmo

    ulmo Guest

    I see you have heard about Markko Märtin. There are also some other estonians in motosport whom you might have heard of. For example Marko Asmer and Urmo Aava
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  9. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest

    I've known of Markko since his WRC debut over 7 years ago... (I think it's been 7...).

    Anyway, I did not know of Marko Asmer and Urmo Aava... but now I do!

    I also saw your post in that "Hybrid Bike to beat them all..." thread... brilliant input there, Ulmo.

    Very nice to have you here on MB.c, that's for sure.

    Curious, if it is 10 PM here in Los Angeles, CA USA... what time is it where you are in Estonia? And what's the winter weather like for you this time of year?




    By the way, your use of English is excellent!
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  10. ulmo

    ulmo Guest

    Estonia is so small that it has only one timezone, it's GMT+2

    Thank you, it's good to know. I'm much worse at spoken english, because the lack of practice (mainly pronunciation mistakes). And I'm sure I make silly mistakes, but I consider that normal, important is that meaning of my writing/speaking gets to audience.
  11. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest

    I see...

    I don't use Greenwich Mean Time... so I still don't know what time it is for you right now... Hahahaha... lazy American. :p


    Tell me, then I'll leave you alone.


    I am joking. :smile:
  12. ulmo

    ulmo Guest

    I can give you a hint - Cairo has the same timezone.

    And you asked about weather, it can be seen almost realtime at
    Reede is Friday, Laupäev is Saturday and so on...
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  13. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest

    Thank you! it's 9 AM Thursday for you as of this post... very good, then.

    I have enjoyed my time "talking" to you, my Estonian friend! Thank you for the links you posted earlier, too. One of them is the WRC website; I always like to read from that one.

    Good night here and good morning to you.

  14. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Glad you found the site. Welcome to MBc from the Giant Side of Texas!
  15. Bertsimon

    Bertsimon Guest